Chenini, Tataouine

With the look of an other-worldly landscape, you may recognize Chenini, as parts of the Star Wars movies were filmed nearby. The ruins of this Berber village were once a fortified granary, and some areas are still used for grain storage. Older structures date back to the 12th century. Explore the small sandy-colored cave-like structures once housed this ancient town. To visit Chenini and other attractions in Tataouine, use our Tataouine online trip builder .
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  • when we arrive in chenini, time is stopped, nothing to move, houses troglodite, in the hill, berberes there inhabitants, men with anes to transport goods, unfortunately fewer and fewer people for lack of work, tourists earn them money, a good local restaurant with local Tunisian soup then a tastey berbere couscous and for dessert of gazelle horns a craft shop of pretty dishes and cups in faience of all colors.a local guide made us visit at the top of the village of a troglodite house, very interesting to see this habitat where it is very cool and very well kept, a great moment of sharing with people warm and happy to see you visit their village
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  • Absolutely a must see village, very short drive from Tataouine. Unfortunately is very run down and not many tourists are visiting but it is a jewel in the South.  more »
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